1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Sony XBR-55X950H

Sony XBR-55X950G

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X-Wide Angle
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Sony XBR-55X950H to Sony XBR-55X950G to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. They both get the same overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

Sony XBR-55X950H

Sony XBR-55X950G

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
81
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
85
OTHER FEATURES
83
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
92

Advantage of Sony XBR-55X950H

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony XBR-55X950H over Sony XBR-55X950G.

Sony XBR-55X950H vs Sony XBR-55X950G
Viewing Angle X-Wide Angle vs
4K HFR vs
VRR vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
More Speaker Channels 2.2 vs 2
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W vs 10 W + 10 W

Advantage of Sony XBR-55X950G

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony XBR-55X950G over Sony XBR-55X950H.

Sony XBR-55X950H vs Sony XBR-55X950G
Higher Brightness 550 nits vs 600 nits
Higher Peak Brightness 1000 nits vs 1200 nits
Higher Contrast Ratio 3000∶1 vs 5000∶1
2K HFR vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 4.2
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Direct LED
👍   Full Array Local Dimming
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   IMAX Enhanced
👍   DSEE
👍   Clear Phase
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   New HDMI 2.1
👍   HDCP 2.3
WEAKNESSES
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Selected Features

VA Panels

Both TVs have vertical alignment (VA) panels. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TVs have Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the displays. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

HDR10

Sony XBR-55X950H and Sony XBR-55X950G support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

Sony XBR-55X950H and Sony XBR-55X950G also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Sony XBR-55X950H and here - Sony XBR-55X950G.

BASICS Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
BrandSonySony
SeriesX950HX950G
ModelXBR-55X950HXBR-55X950G
Size55"55"
CountryUSAUSA
Release Year20202019
Smart TV
DISPLAY Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6" (138.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAVA
LED TypeDirect LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ DisplayTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleX-Wide Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Brightness550 nits600 nits
Peak Brightness1000 nits1200 nits
Contrast Ratio3000∶15000∶1
VIDEO Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeX-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO 6x XDR ContrastX-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorX1™ UltimateX1™ Ultimate
Frame Interploation TechniqueX-Motion ClarityMotionflow™ XR
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
X-Reality™ PRO 4K 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
Speaker Channels2.22
Speaker TypeAcoustic Multi-Audio; Sound Positioning Tweeter, X-Balanced SpeakerFull Range Bass Reflex x2 + Tweeter x2
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front SurroundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.24.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-inChromecast built-in
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC eARC
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports11
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
CPU Cores44
Storage16 GB16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid Android
Internet BrowserVewdVewd
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Auto Calibration with CalMAN
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43PAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radio
GENERAL Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)233 W235 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1,229 x 710 x 70 mm
48-1/2" x 28" x 2-7/8"
48 3/8 x 28 x 2 3/4"
1228x709x69 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1,230 x 779 x 310 mm
48-1/2" x 30-3/4" x 12-1/4"
48 3/8 x 30 5/8 x 10 7/8"
1228x776x274 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 1,230 mm (48-1/2")Width: 40 1/8" (1018 mm)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1348 x 833 x 160 mm
53 1/8" x 32 7/8" x 6 3/8"
52 5/8 x 32 3/4 x 7 1/2
1334 x 831 x 190 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
11-7/8" x 11-7/8"
300 mm x 300 mm
11-7/8" x 11-7/8"
Weight Without Stand16.8 kg (37.1 lbs)39.7 lbs (18 kg)
Weight With Stand18.1 kg (39.9 lbs)42.1 lbs (19.1 kg)
Weight of Package (Gross)25 kg (55.1 lbs)26 kg (57.3 lbs)
Warranty1 Year1 Year
ACCESSORIES Sony XBR-55X950H Sony XBR-55X950G
RemoteStandard RemoteRMF-TX600U

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